Debuting a new CSR program this year, 11 Marriott International hotels in Indonesia are joining forces to raise awareness for education by donating 1,976 books for the Mobile Library Programme operated by Yayasan Emmanuel. 

Since its inception in 2007, The Mobile Library Programme by Yayasan Emmanuel is committed to providing access to books and reading to disadvantaged children and families in Jakarta and surrounding cities in order to improve literacy and instill a love of reading at a young age. Until now, the Mobile Library Programme has over 6,200 donated books which it provides to thousands of children in the Bogor, Greater Bogor and Jakarta area via trucks with a specially retrofitted cargo area. Since then, the program has served over 115,100 children and mothers. 

A symbolic ceremony event in which a handover of the books will be done to representatives from Yayasan Emmanuel will be held on 28 November 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place. Besides the handover of the books, guests are also treated to a performance from the children from the Mobile Library Programme from Rancabungur, Bogor. 

As a company, Marriott International’s under Serve 360 – Doing Good in Every Direction (Nurture, Sustain, Empower, Welcome) –  the Book Donation initiative under “Nurture our world” committed vitality of children to provide support to a select group of nonprofit organizations leading the way in supporting children around the world. The company will continue to support a global responsibility and a unique opportunity for environmental and social sustainability goals in the near future.